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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • This documentary is a portrait of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, whose popular TEYVE stories inspired the Broadway smash Fiddler on the Roof. Peter Riegert and Rachel Dratch narrate the film, which features rare archival footage and an interview with Aleichem's granddaughter, author Bel Kauffman.
  • Critic Reviews
    "It is a rich, beautifully organized and illustrated modern history of Eastern European Jewry examined through the life and work of the author..."
    New York Times

    3 stars out of 5 -- "Dubbed the Yiddish Mark Twain, satirist Sholem Aleichem comes alive in LAUGHING IN THE DARKNESS....This doc's a grabber."
    Box Office

    3 stars out of 4 -- "He created a world of characters who often seemed to be speaking in their own voices..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[The] documentary is a highly accessible and sharply drawn film."
    Washington Post

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